Special Issue "Performance and Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Photovoltaics"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chaouki Ghenai
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Guest Editor
Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Interests: sustainable energy; renewable energy; solar PV; solar thermal; wind; biomass; fuel cell; energy efficiency; renewable fuels; green fuels; biofuels; energy transition; decarbonization; sustainability, combustion; CFD
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Dr. Oussama Rejeb
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Guest Editor
Sustainable Energy Development Research Group, Research Institute for Sciences and Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Interests: solar; energy; renewable energy; heat transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solar photovoltaic plays a significant role in sustainable development, decarbonization of the energy sector, and for clean energy transition. The enhancement mechanism of photovoltaic conversion efficiency and the development of innovative methods and strategies for the improvement of the performance of the solar PV system are crucial to making PV technologies cost-competitive against conventional and renewable power systems.

This Special Issue aims at the dissemination of research results on state-of-the-art science and technology related to the improvement of the efficiency and enhancement of the power output of solar photovoltaics. The potential topics of Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Bifacial solar PV technology
  • Hybrid solar PV/thermal energy systems
  • Concentrated solar PV
  • New material for solar PV
  • Thermal management of solar PV
  • Solar PV enhancement using nanofluids
  • MPPT control for solar PV systems
  • Solar PV tracking system
  • Soling and cleaning of solar modules
  • Hybrid solar PV systems
  • Modeling and simulation for the enhancement of power output of solar PV
  • Design, performance analysis, and optimization of solar PV systems
  • Solar PV optimization methods

Prof. Dr. Chaouki Ghenai
Dr. Oussama Rejeb
Guest Editors

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  • solar PV
  • bifacial solar PV
  • solar PV/thermal
  • concentrated solar PV
  • new material for solar PV
  • thermal management of solar PV
  • solar PV enhancement using nanofluids
  • mPPT control for solar PV systems
  • solar PV tracking system
  • soling and cleaning of solar modules
  • optimization of solar PV

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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